The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region with the goal of promoting fiber arts education in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Although MAFA is best known for its biennial conference, the not-for-profit organization provides ongoing financial grants, fellowships and scholarships to promote education, development and public outreach in the fiber arts.
An all-volunteer organization, MAFA’s leadership team represents guilds across the region and exists solely for the benefit of participating guilds and their individual members. Individual members of participating guilds are automatically members of MAFA.
A cornerstone of MAFA is its biennial fiber arts conference, which is held in mid-summer in odd-numbered years. Unique in offering an in depth workshop experience, MAFA provides a nurturing environment within which attendees focus on developing and honing fiber skills under the direction of experienced fiber art instructors.
Although MAFA is primarily focused on serving its member guilds, associate memberships are open to commercial enterprises, institutions, organizations, schools and to individuals not in affiliated guilds.
More about the benefits of MAFA membership here.